Research opportunities

Micromorphological analysis practicalReading offers you state of the art facilities for research in both humanities and science based areas, you will be supervised by highly successful, internationally renowned and research-active staff.

General areas of interest are listed below. Staff state particular areas of interest on their personal web pages (follow the links).

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Contact the relevant member of staff to discuss your research ideas or if you would like a more general discussion contact our Department of Archaeology Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Dr Wendy Matthews or School Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Dr Kevin White.


We have a range of PhD studentships available for UK, EU and international applicants. Please see our Fees and Funding for Postgraduate Research Studentsfunding page and the Graduate School website and keep an eye out here and on our Facebook.

Research proposals in the following areas are welcomed:Preparing a micromorph

Artefact research

British and European Prehistory

Burial Archaeology

Environmental Archaeology




Landscape Archaeology

Material Culture

Medieval Archaeology

Near Eastern Archaeology

Palaeopathology, Bioarchaeology and Diet

Roman Archaeology

Scientific Dating

Social Archaeology

Urbanism and Buildings Archaeology


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PhD Funding available

New opportunities for funded PhD research in Archaeology available for entry October 2016 - see funding and the SWW DTP website for more information


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